Crazy Republicans Are Now Against Birth Control, Too

Sure, the GOP has been cynically turning out the Christopublican vote and raising money on ending abortion for three decades, but now they’ve upped the ‘women are chattel’ ante: current psychotic GOP frontrunner Rick “We Can’t Have a Secular Nation” Santorum has come out and said birth control is ‘wrong’ (does that include condoms?) and he is going to make it part of his hallucinatory presidency to insure all women of whatever or no religion abide by St. Santorum’s uber-Catholic dogma. The other GOP candidates will fall into line on this addled theme because they need to appeal to the same nutcase base that Santorum has stirred, just as they all signed on to the Personhood nonsense even after it lost in deep red Mississippi. Actually, I think it’s great that the GOP has decided to continue taking unpopular positions on every major issue — whoever the Republican presidential candidate is will have to defend this lunacy in the general election, thereby losing most voters; or abandon it, thereby losing the GOP base. Either way, it’s a landslide for Obama and the Dems, especially when you consider a recent right-wing poll that shows 20 percent of Republicans say they’ll vote for Obama. At least he’s sane, which is more than you can say for the foam-around-the-mouth Republicans.

The Right Freaks Out As GOP Poll Finds 20% Of Republicans May Vote For Obama

by Jason Easley
Feb. 9, 2012

A major freak out is occurring on the right as a new poll released by a Republican polling company has found that 20% of Republicans are more likely to vote for Obama.

The poll done by Republican polling firm Wenzel Strategies for World Net Daily found something similar to my own recent analysis of state polling data that the 2012 election is beginning to look like a replay of 2008. The Wenzel/WND poll turned up the surprising statistic that no matter who the Republican nominee is, one fifth of the Republican voters surveyed are leaning towards voting for President Obama.

The only Republican candidate who doesn’t lose at least 20% of GOP voters to Obama is Ron Paul, and he loses 19%. The poll found that 54% of those surveyed believed that Obama had exceeded or lived up to their expectations, and 47% said that he had not. Sixty percent of Independents thought Obama has met or exceeded their expectations as did 52% of moderates. In the head to head match ups with all voters polled Obama leads Romney, 48%-41%, Gingrich, 50%-36%, and Santorum, 49%-34%. Ron Paul fares best against Obama and he trails the president, 44%-40%.

Needless to say the right wing is freaking out over this poll. They realize that if 20% of Republicans defect from their party to support Obama, they will not win in 2012. Some on the right are claiming that the improving economy is helping Obama. Others are blaming the ugliness of the Republican primary for making all of the GOP alternatives unelectable. Most of their blame is being directed at Mitt Romney, as they use this poll to call for more conservative non-Romney candidate.

Read the rest here.

Attention Ladies: Republicans Are Coming For Your Birth Control

Feb 10, 2012 | By ThinkProgress War Room

Seriously, They Are Opposed to Affordable Access to Birth Control

Earlier today, President Obama announced some changes to his proposal to require no-cost contraception that accommodated objections by religious groups. Here’s what the policy, which is being finalized today, means:

— Contraception will be available to women at no additional cost beginning August 1, 2012.

— Insurance companies will reach out directly to employees of religious organizations who object to coverage contraception. The contraception will then be provided to the employee at no additional cost.

— Religious organizations who object are not involved in providing or paying for contraception in any way. Since contraception helps save on overall health care spending, it is a benefit that comes at no net cost, meaning that religious organizations are not subsidizing it any way by merely providing health care coverage for their employees.

— Churches and organizations that primarily employ and serve members of their own faith would still be excluded from coverage under the plan.

This final policy is a huge victory. It respects both religious liberty and women’s basic health care needs. It’s been endorsed by everyone from Planned Parenthood to Sister Carol Keehan, the head of the Catholic Health Association.

Since all reasonable objections by religious groups have now been fully accommodated, it’s now clearer than ever that anyone who still opposes this plan really just opposes affordable access to birth control — period. And now that’s just what Congressional Republicans in the House and Senate are vowing to do — take away affordable access to birth control. They already tried to take away the birth control benefit yesterday in the Senate, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stopped them. We expect House Republicans to try and do the same next week.

Meanwhile, Boehner’s own taxpayer subsidized health care plan already covers birth control. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for the American people.

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